Are you interested in visiting Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with a domestic flight, these flying gorilla trips to Bwindi from Entebbe to Kihihi/Kisoro will give you an opportunity to go trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi with a domestic flight, this will help reduce the drive time to 1-2 hours compared to the 8-9 hours drive if you choose to drive to Bwindi by road from Entebbe.
Encounter Africa safaris organizes both budget, mid-range to luxury flying gorilla trips to Bwindi from Entebbe to Kihihi/Kisoro. On this trip you will use an internal flight from Entebbe to Kihihi/Kisoro from where you will start your drive to Bwindi. Upon arrival at either Kihihi/Kisoro your guide will be waiting for you and he will pick to start the drive to Bwindi. We as well consider highly customizing all trips to best match our clients’ needs, please feel free to send us an email and we will customize for you a tour that will suite your interest budget and time.
Popular flying mountain gorilla safaris from Uganda include;
Consider booking your Gorilla tracking/Habituation Permits in advance.
When planning a flying gorilla trip to Bwindi from Entebbe to Kihihi/Kisoro you should consider reserving and booking your gorilla trek in advance to avoid missing out on the few available gorilla permits for the days trekking, this as well will determine to where you will fly and start your drive to Bwindi, for example if you are booked to trek in the southern part of Bwindi that at the sectors of Nkuringo and Rushaga you will have to fly to Kisoro and then if you are booked for trekking in the northern part of Bwindi that is sectors of Ruhija and Buhoma, you will have to fly to Kihihi from where you will start your drive to Bwindi. Booking your gorilla permits we will help you through this process, feel free to send us an email, you will need to book your permits atleast 3-5 months in advance. At the time of gorilla permit booking, you will definitely know the region where your will be trekking gorillas and this will lead you to choosing the best lodge in the area as well as deciding which Airstrip you will land or fly to between Kihihi/Kisoro. It is only the gorilla habituation experience that is done in the southern part of Bwindi for now and with this once you choose to do this activity on your safari to Bwindi you will have to fly to Kisoro.
Consider Charter flights than Scheduled flights
When it comes to internal flights from Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable National Park landing in Kisoro or Kihihi, it is advised that you consider charters instead of scheduled flights. This is because charter flights can depart anytime and all services in charter planes are tailored on your luxury clients plans. Most companies in Uganda offer both charter and scheduled flights from Entebbe International Airport or Kajansi Airstrip but you should choose charter instead of scheduled and consider bigger crafts such as a Grand Caravan so that your clients have enough space for both seat and luggage. However kindly note the charter flights are more expensive than the scheduled flights. For more information about charter flights and companies offering them, please contact us.
Consider Luxury Lodges for your accommodation in Bwindi.
Having established the region in Bwindi impenetrable National Park where you will trek mountain gorillas depending on availability, the second step should be checking availability and blocking rooms in available luxury or high-end Lodges in a given regions. If you consider travelling super Luxury category, you may consider exclusive luxury lodge occupancy where you book all rooms and services for the nights, you will be spending there. For accommodation as well there are options for budget and mid-range, you will let us know which range you would like to sleep in and we will customize for you accordingly.
4×4 Land Cruisers/Jeeps instead of Safari Vans for transfers
Whether you fly chartered crafts or scheduled flights, they will fly to the nearby airstrips of Kisoro or Kihihi. From here, you will have to transfer to the lodge in Bwindi depending on which sector you booked your gorilla trek by road. For Luxury clients, 4×4 Luxury Land cruisers/Jeeps are highly recommended since they are tailored to suite minimum standards required by such a class, then for budget travelers we will use a 4×4 safari Van comfortable and customize for the transfer.
Many people prefer trekking gorillas in high season months of June, July, August, December, January and February, these are as well considered to be good months to go gorilla trekking in Bwindi because they relatively drier months with mild rains which makes it always easy to walk through the trails which are drier compared to the wet months, then as well the vegetations is not fully grown and this makes sighting of gorillas easy and more clear. Other months making the low season which are abit wet that is March, April, May, October and November most travelers avoid visiting gorillas during these months because the vegetation is fully grown and trails are much slippery making the trekking much harder, however during the low season months you have a chance to benefit from the low season discounts of both the flights, lodges and us as a company. Contact us and we will book for you accordingly.
We have many package options for you to choose from the flying safaris to Bwindi, we can organize and book for you an all inclusive flying gorilla trip to Bwindi from Entebbe to Kihihi/Kisoro. First we will need you to share with us your planned dates of travel so that we share with the local flight operators to check for availability of the routings to Kihihi/Kisoro once we confirm availability we will tentatively book for you as we wait on you to confirm and make payment. There are is as well charter flights available which you can book any time you want to visit Bwindi Forest National park, if you want privacy on your flight you can opt for this, then as well charter flights can even land in small Air Fields closer to the park hence reducing on the drive time from the main air field to your Lodge. Among the major local operators with flights to Bwindi Forest National park include fly Uganda and Aero Link Uganda. Flight fares to Kihihi/Kisoro range from the route you plan to take that is it is USD283 for a one way flight and USD543 for a return flight. On arrival at airport, one of our guides/vehicles will be waiting to transfer you to your Lodge and also take you for game drives and other activities there within.
On your flying gorilla trip to Bwindi from Entebbe to Kihihi/Kisoro we do recommend you atleast spend a night in either Entebbe/Kampala before the start day and at the end of your safari, this will help you catch up with the flight depart and return times then as well avoid the risk of missing the flight in case of uncertainties like loss of your luggage, missed connecting flight to Entebbe among others.
Accommodations in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park range from budget, mid-range to luxury. Budget options include Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Trekkers Tvaern Cottages, Ride 4 a woman, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Buhoma Camp Lodge among others fares range from 90-100 dollars a night per person, mid-range options include, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Icumbi Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Buhoma Havens Lodge among others fares range from 100-200 dollars a night per person and then Luxury options include Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Gorilla Sanctuary Camp, Four Gorillas Lodge, Mahogany Springs, Engagi Lodge, among others fares range from 200-400 dollars a night per person.
Encounter Africa safaris is one of the most trusted safari company offering safaris to different part of East Africa including Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Kenya and Tanzania. We have been conducting safaris for more than 10 years with passion. Contact us and we will assign you one of our safari designers who will assist you in organizing your safari to Bwindi impenetrable National Park to see mountain gorillas. Encounter Africa safaris is highly recommended on TripAdvisor as well as Safari Bookings.
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